View Full Version : The outhouse and the cherry tree

June Pelo
20-10-16, 01:07
Once there was a little boy who lived in the country. The family still
used an outhouse, and the little boy hated it because it was so hot in
the summer, freezing cold in the winter and stank all the time. The
outhouse was sitting on the bank of a creek and the boy was determined
that one day he would push that old outhouse straight into the creek.

One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen and the little boy
decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the creek. He
found a large pole and started pushing. Finally, after much effort,
the outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away.

That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after
supper. The boy knew that meant a spanking, so he asked why. The dad
replied, "Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was
you, wasn't it son?"

The boy answered yes. Then he thought a moment and said, "Dad, I read
in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and
didn't get into trouble because he told the truth..."

The dad replied, "Well, son, George Washington's father probably
wasn't in the cherry tree."